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Steve Bruce hails Aston Villa supporters after win at Reading

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner feels Steve Bruce would be a safe pair of hands to be England's next manager.

New Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce praised the club's vast army of travelling fans after a late penalty from Jordan Ayew secured a 2-1 win at Reading.

More than 4,000 supporters made the trip to Berkshire and were rewarded with Villa's first away win in 14 months.

It was also their first win in 11 Championship matches and Bruce's first victory, in his second game, since he succeeded Roberto Di Matteo.

"You have to make a special mention of the supporters,'' Bruce said. "They've travelled down here...

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish banned for three games over stamp

Jack Grealish
Aston Villa were relegated at the end of last season.

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has been banned for three games after accepting a charge of violent conduct.

Grealish, 21, will serve the suspension immediately meaning he will miss Villa's Championship trip to Reading on Tuesday -- as well as their derby with Birmingham at the end of the month.

Grealish avoided punishment in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Wolves after he stamped on Conor Coady during the game at Villa Park. The England Under-21 international accepted the charge but felt the three-game...